Correspondence and Community Symposium

Activity: Talk or presentationSymposium

Hannah Catherine Tweed - Keynote/plenary speaker

Karin Koehler - Chair

An international interdisciplinary symposium

Mathias Hall, Bangor University

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Keynote speaker: Dr Hannah Tweed, University of York

‘Don’t Read the Comments? Disability Rights and Online Communities’

The Epistolary Research Network (TERN) seeks to bring into discussion those involved in the study of letters and letter writing, as well as those participating in the creation or preservation of letters and epistolary collections. We are delighted to present its inaugural event, a one-day symposium on the theme of Correspondence and Community, held at Bangor University on 5 July 2018.

The event will feature a series of papers addressing the theme of ‘Correspondence and Community’ through a broad range of disciplinary, historic, and geographical lenses. Community here refers to the linking of groups or individuals who share common interests or facets of identity. A keynote talk by Dr Hannah Tweed (University of York) will draw on research in the fields of Medical Humanities and Digital Studies to illuminate the significance of correspondence in digital communities. Further papers will address such topics and themes as family letters, business correspondence, literary exchange, and the creation of community across social, cultural, and geographic borders. We are delighted to welcome researchers from across the world and look forward to a full day of presentations and discussion.
5 Jul 2018

External organisation (External collaborations)

NameUniversity of Bangor
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • disability rights, English literature, Medical humanities, Epistolary, community

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